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Indiana Governor declares public health emergency to contain outbreak of HIV

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence declared a public health emergency in Scott County, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky, to help contain an outbreak of HIV.

79 new infections have been confirmed since January.

Thursday the governor announced he's authorized a short-term needle exchange program to help limit the spread of the disease.

The state has also launched a public awareness campaign to focus on drug treatment, infection prevention, safe sex, needle disposal and HIV testing and treatment.

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